A Second World War Military Medal awarded to BMBR Atherton who was wounded twice while evacuating his Troop in June 1940
MM correctly impressed - 830118 Bmbr. F. S. Atherton, R.A.
Atherton served with the 54 Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A.
Military Medal announced in the London Gazette on the 20th of December 1940. The original citation is as follows;
‘On 15 June 1940, 5th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry withdrew from positions near Ferriere leaving the guns of ‘C’ Troop, 213 Battery in exposed positions in direct contact with the enemy. Although wounded, Bombardier Atherton covered the safe withdrawal of the remainder of the Troop guns by the small arms fire of his detachment and although again wounded later successfully evacuated his gun and detachment. This N.C.O. showed coolness and courage of a high order.’